1650 Strips

In the year 1650 these events occured.

  • Apr 27th The Battle of Carbisdale: Royalist army under Marquess of Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney; defeated by a Covenanter army.
  • Apr 30th French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • Jun 9th The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
  • Jul 30th Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • Aug 3rd Viceroy Willem II & Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
  • Sep 3rd Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland



In the year 1650 this reclaimed Float Home cedar log was a sapling!


We have just started to dissect this monster and as stated the most beautiful supple cedar lies underneath. We counted the growth rings and there were no less than 360 growth rings taking it back to circa 1650!


The colour is unbelievably consistent in the warmest deep honey coloured mid ranged cedar tone we have ever seen. This log measures 4′-6″ wide at the section shown and was bucked off at 16′. There are several 18′-20′ logs of the same or better quality still waiting to be bucked off from these two totem logs.


We expect to have a very high yield of almost forty 16′ foot strip kits with strips ranging from 1/4″ x 3/8″- 1/4″ x 3/4″ in size. Be part of history by knowing more about this once magnificent tree becoming your boat. Once they are gone, they are gone, so book your order early! Reclaimed logs in such magnificent condition are “rare as hen’s teeth”, even in this neck of the woods. Strips from these logs will become available June 2016 after proper air drying and machining.